Board of Directors

Trillium Health Partners Foundation Board of Directors

Trillium Health Partners Foundation is grateful to our inspired and engaged Board of Directors for their dedication, expertise, and commitment to helping our organization raise funds for Trillium Health Partners.

Every Board member has a unique why—that special thing that inspires them to serve with us.

Click below to read more about why exceptional health care close to home means so much to them and why they have chosen to be members of our Board.

Board Executives

Dr. Colin Saldanha
Dr. Colin Saldanha

Board Chair

I am excited about the growth and sophistication of Trillium and the role the Foundation plays in support THP’s vision. I feel fulfilled when I hear back from the community about the wonderful care they have received at THP. Commitment to the community and my participation in numerous community building activities (police service, united way, mental health committees) has exposed me to many of the significant societal issues we have as a community – same said for the need for healthcare and the role I can play. I have seen the community grow, how the hospital has grown (I have been at the ground-floor watching CVH as a family physician) and how we “want to be the best by getting the best” and how we are attracting – it speaks to our collective resilience of our leadership. It’s a very exciting time as we are poised for greater things.

Board member since September 20, 2010

Greg Grice
Greg Grice

Board Vice Chair

Executive Vice President, Enterprise Services, RBC Royal Bank

I believe it is critical to offer quality health services to local community. A new kind of health care for a healthier community is a compelling vision and I am inspired to be a part of this transformation. I feel I can be of value through dedicating time and expertise to the THPF team, and in turn, I can ‘give back’ having a positive impact on THP. I am passionate about supporting Mental Health services at Trillium.

Board member since March 23, 2012

David Regan
David Regan

Board Treasurer

Tax Partner, KPMG LLP

I am passionate about helping and contributing to a great cause. I believe that THP is worthy of investment and is a wonderful steward of donor dollars. We deliver on projects and programs, and are fiscally responsible to the community that supports us. The hospital is integral to the community and we have an opportunity to impact and elevate the level of care. THP is a progressive organization, evidenced by the voluntary amalgamation and balanced budget. I really wanted a cause to become engaged in and am passionate about THP – this is strictly a philanthropic endeavour for me.

Board member since May 27, 2009

Rick Jocsak
Rick Jocsak

Board Secretary

Senior Vice President and CFO, The Woodbridge Group

I serve to give back to our community by ensuring we have first class care right here in our own backyard. I am inspired by the team at Trillium that strives for excellence in health care, that is readily available and critical to our family and friends. The work is rewarding and provides a sense of accomplish and pride.

Board member since June 12, 2002

Board Directors

Barry Bresner
Barry Bresner

Senior Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

I feel it is very important to give back to my community and I am proud to contribute to such an incredible and forward thinking hospital. I have lived in the community for over 30 years with my family using all three sites. My eldest daughter is a resident in family medicine at Credit Valley and my wife is a volunteer making the rounds every week at Credit Valley with our St. John’s Ambulance therapy dog. I am impressed with the facilities and quality of staff and am proud to be a part of THP.

Board member since September 10, 2010

Ralph Chiodo
Ralph Chiodo

President of Active Green + Ross Tire & Automotive Centre

Trillium is my hospital, my family’s hospital and my community hospital. I feel fulfillment in giving back to the Community. Several of my grandchildren were born at Trillium. Myself, my wife, my family, and my friends have benefited from the care we’ve been able to receive at our hospital. My passion to support those less fortunate goes back to my roots in Italy – I want to give back and encourage my friends to do so as well.

Board member since June 14, 2005

Lena Demarco
Lena Demarco

Regional Director, Community Relations, Bell Canada

I have been involved for 15 years and am truly passionate about the positive work that THP does. My children were born at Trillium and my family has benefitted from the care provided at the hospital. I was particularly proud after we opened the new cardiac catheterization lab and the fact that it was funded by the community through the cardiac challenge.

Board member since May 28, 2008

Jake Dheer
Jake Dheer

Senior Operations Manager, Rogers TV, Dufferin-Peel, and OMNI External Relations and Local Productions

I believe I am having a significant positive impact in our community in my role as a Director. This is the hospital of the community. I am excited by our ability to expand care beyond the hospital walls, to develop partnerships which will allow us to serve more people. I was fulfilled by the hospital amalgamation – I was proud to be part of this historic merger. I am also appreciative of the opportunity to give back to THP, as my involvement with the hospital, years ago, was what launched my career in media. I am grateful for the impact THP has had on my life.

Board member since September 19, 2007

Lisa Forwell
Lisa Forwell

Board Director

I am passionate about Health Care and believe that THP provides exceptional services and attracts top talent – I am excited to be a part of Trillium now more than ever before. Recently I have particularly felt inspired by other THPF Board members, patient testimonials, and physician presentations. My family has greatly benefitted from specialized care at Trillium.

Board member since July 25, 2012

Teresa Fujarczuk
Teresa Fujarczuk

Vice President, Fedar Investments Ltd.

I grew up in Cooksville, and know that the hospital is centre of our community. I am very passionate about THP, and am particularly interested in the ICU and ablation because of family experience. I care about educating the public about THP’s funding needs. The community does not fully understand that government does not support all of the hospital’s needs. A significant amount comes from the community and we all have a responsibility to support. I feel passionate about supporting this great cause and in turn I get a lot back – it’s a very fulfilling experience.

Board member since June 3, 2005

Olga Giovanniello
Olga Giovanniello

Senior Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness, Canadian Tire Corporation Limited

Growing up in Etobicoke, my family and I were the benefactors of extraordinary care from the Queensway site for many years. When I started my own family, we benefited from the Credit Valley Hospital, and finally, my elderly parents were cared for at the Mississauga Hospital in the last few years. Being a Foundation Director enables me to give back to the hospital that has cared for every member of my family. I am inspired by the prospect of contributing to THP’s vision for the future and the continued innovation in healthcare it can provide to our community. THP has an ambitious agenda that can benefit from the public’s understanding of the community need.

Board member since September 28, 2016

Dr. Norman Hill
Dr. Norman Hill

General Surgeon, Trillium Health Partners

Health care is my passion and Trillium Health Partners has been my second home for 35 years. It is a wonderful hospital to work in and has given me the opportunity to practice medicine in an atmosphere that supports high quality patient care. I hope to give back by being a member of the Foundation Board.

Board member since September 28, 2016

Rory Keilty
Rory Keilty

Board Director

Being part of THPF is more than exciting or inspiring – it’s a truly fulfilling experience that we as a team have built up from ground zero. I truly feel that I’m part of something special. Through my work on the Board, I am impressed with the thoughtful leadership and impact, especially post-merger, that the Foundation continues to provide. THP is well-positioned to create a ‘”game-changing” impact on the health care system.

Board member since July 25, 2012

Nils Kravis
Nils Kravis

Board Director

I believe in access to exceptional quality care, close to home, for everyone in this community. My Family was directly impacted by the care provided by Credit Valley Hospital, and that was my initial reason for becoming involved. Since that time I have been energized by the opportunity to utilize my business leadership experience and network to advance the work of the Foundation and hospital.

Board member since June 1, 2004

Steve Langdon
Steve Langdon

Board Director

I wish to formally give back to Trillium Health Partners for services received, which my family and I are most grateful for. I want to help ensure long term local world class quality of care is readily available to help save more lives, help more people and more families. Demonstrating the importance and relevance of philanthropy and volunteering to my children is also important to me; finding balance in working to accomplish worthwhile professional goals while selflessly respecting and helping great social causes. I want to pursue industry philanthropic opportunities, and personally give thanks to those that have supported, and continue to support Trillium Health Partners and the Foundation.

Board member since September 28, 2016

Bill Moir
Bill Moir

Board Director

Trillium has a patient centred forward looking view that can change how healthcare is delivered and that excites me. My Family was directly impacted with the care provided by Trillium. That was my initial reason for becoming involved. Trillium has the opportunity to be unique and distinct in the healthcare field. I feel energized and fulfilled in my role as a Director. We partner with Trillium very effectively and need to further differentiate ourselves from other hospitals and to communicate an enhanced understanding about the impact Trillium has on our community. Our family is proud to support Trillium and I know our investment of time energy and resources are effectively utilized by the hospital.

Board member since May 28, 2008

Abdul Qayyum Mufti
Abdul Qayyum Mufti

Project Manager

We are blessed have world class exceptional state of the art facility health care facility at our doorstep. To continue to provide these services, at a level we have come to expect, I feel it is my duty to educate our community that the hospital needs our support – government does not provide it all . I am passionate about educating the public on the important role they can play in enabling great health care. You would hardly find anyone not being impacted or used the services at Trillium; my youngest son was born at Trillium, my mother has been treated here, and I want to give back and support the team at Trillium.

Board member since June 13, 2012

Mike Oxley
Mike Oxley

Board Director

I believe that Trillium Health Partners is the single most important and impactful service provider in our community that we all need and will benefit from. I believe that THP is a good steward of funding and is determined to drive significant improvement our patients experience, to impact healthy living and health care. I was fulfilled by the success of the merger and the seamless integration which raised momentum, and provided credibility and confidence in the capacity of the organization.

Board member since June 13, 2012

John Pearson
John Pearson

Board Director

I am inspired by Trillium’s vision for a new kind of health care, and I truly believe in the leadership of THP to execute on health system transformation. The difficult challenges we face in our system demand new thinking, and I want to see things get accomplished at THP. I am grateful for the opportunity to support this great organization, and am eager to inspire others to support the work necessary to ensure this hospital continues to care for our community for generations to come.

Board member since May 23, 2013

Linda Kuga Pikulin
Linda Kuga Pikulin

Chair, HR & Corporate Governance Committee, Enersource Corporation

We are privileged in this community to have access to exceptional health care at Trillium Health Partners. I am inspired about our opportunity to support our health system through funding for critical projects and infrastructure, and to educate others about the important role of philanthropy in sustaining and advancing our health care system. Further, I am truly passionate about Senior’s Health, and want to make a meaningful contribution to ensuring our health system can effectively serve our parents’ generation. I am also inspired by the wonderful leadership of the hospital, in particular Michelle DiEmanuele, and their ability to drive health care system change.

Board member since June 15, 2011

Tom Pistore
Tom Pistore

Vice President, Sales and Service, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment

I originally became involved with the annual ProAm Golf Tournament –after 5 years, this evolved into Board involvement. THP is very important to me as it is right in my neighbourhood and improving our access and delivery to health care is the right thing to do. By being a part of the Foundation, I feel like I have an impact on how services are delivered and fulfilled by supporting our hospital provide better outcomes and services. There are many things that make me proud to be a Canadian – one most important is the delivery of health services in an efficient way to all Canadians.

Board member since October 28, 2015

Sylvia C.Y. Tseng
Sylvia C.Y. Tseng

Partner, Patterson MacDougall

Having friends and family who have received superior medical services at THP, I want to give back and contribute my services to the hospital. As a Director, I want to work to make a lasting impact on THP and to ensure that the three sites of THP provide excellent health services in a caring environment. As a resident of Mississauga for over 40 years, I have seen Mississauga evolve into a wonderful city. With its expanding population, the residents of Mississauga should have access to quality local health care. Accessibility to specialized medical services in Mississauga without having to resort to hospitals outside of the city would be important to its residents.

Board member since September 28, 2016

Jane Vogel
Jane Vogel

Board Director

I am deeply passionate about THP. I believe that having quality health care is important to any community – it is one of the benchmarks for quality of life and is one of the indicators of the best place to live. My family and I have benefited first-hand from being able to access the best care, right here in our community. Because of my belief in our health care system, I am encouraging my aging parents to move closer to our community in order to have access to our high quality services.

Board member since January 15, 2011

Ex-Officio Members

Wayne Bossert
Wayne Bossert

Trillium Health Partners Board Chair

Michelle E. DiEmanuele
Michelle E. DiEmanuele

President & CEO, Trillium Health Partners

Steve Hoscheit
Steve Hoscheit

President & CEO, Trillium Health Partners Foundation